Public Health

The Department of Public Health delivers high quality, data driven public health services to our citizens, achieving objectives set forth by Healthy People 2030 through a set of public health programs staffed by highly qualified public health professionals practicing in a goal oriented, fiscally responsible department.

Mission Statement

Our mission at the City of El Paso Department of Public Health is to deliver exceptional services to improve the overall health and well-being of the citizens of El Paso and the region; based on the research and data analysis of a comprehensive community health assessment, addressing healthcare disparities in support of a high quality of life for all.

An Academic Health Department

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is proudly an academic health department and has multiple affiliations with local, state and national educational institutions to provide student internships, public health education and training, research, and services. The partnerships allow to reduce the gap between classroom learning and practice of public health strengthening public health workforce curriculum, evidence-based instruction, service delivery and quality of community interventions.

Updated COVID-19 Recommendations

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health is updating its recommendations for the prevention of respiratory diseases that include the most common respiratory viruses such as COVID-19, Influenza, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV), among others.

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Main Location & Hours

5115 El Paso Drive
El Paso, TX 79905

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Some programs offer services on Saturday)

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Public Health Services

211 Call Center

Connects people to vital state, local, and organizational services.

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Dental Clinic

Provides eligible community members with the highest quality dental care.

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Education & Promotion

Provides educational presentations to the public on specific health related topics.

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Rapidly detect and investigate communicable diseases and environmental health hazards.

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Learn about the Flu and how to get your flu vaccine.

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Food Inspection

View food scores and other related food inspection information.

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HIV Prevention & Surveillance

Testing, prevention, and other services related to HIV/AIDS.

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Detection, prevention, and protection from infectious foodborne and waterborne diseases, and public health emergencies.

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Medicaid Waiver

Assists the undeserved community with access to preventive health services.

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STD Preventive Medicine / Sexual Health Clinic

Provides clinical services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections.

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TB Control

Controls the spread of Tuberculosis (TB) in El Paso County.

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Vaccination & Immunization

Immunize the uninsured population in El Paso, and surrounding areas in order to stop vaccine-preventable diseases.

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WIC Services

Education and monthly food package for Women, Infants, & Children.

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